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Old 03-21-2012, 07:03 AM   #2926
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I like the looks of this one better as it seems to use less bar space...



I've run out of space on my Twinwall bars.

Anybody try this one? Are they plug and play?

I guess the kill button would get hit accidentally?
That works on a Honda, not a KTM because of the way the perch mounts.
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Old 03-21-2012, 08:25 AM   #2927
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That works on a Honda, not a KTM because of the way the perch mounts.
I mounted these on my SuperEnduro using old perch mounts off the Master-cylinders.
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Old 03-21-2012, 09:51 AM   #2928
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I like the looks of this one better as it seems to use less bar space...



I've run out of space on my Twinwall bars.

Anybody try this one? Are they plug and play?

I guess the kill button would get hit accidentally?
I'm using that style on my bike right now for the start/kill, but would much rather have the other.

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Old 03-21-2012, 11:37 AM   #2929
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So I finally got off of center and have my new Clockworks tank on the way. It only took me 4 months to finally order it. Now I have ordered in the simplest bags I could find in the Ortlieb Moto saddle bags and am not satisfied with their fit to the 530. I guess my other options would be to make something to my liking, GiantLoop Coyote, Nomad Rider Moab, Wolfman Rolie or E-10, or something more modular.

I am leaning towards either the Giant Loop Coyote or Nomad Rider Moab specifically. There is a pretty sizable price difference between the two of these. Any insight into any of these would be great.
I run the Giant Loop Coyote and it works great. Attaches securely, durable, and don't even know it's there when you're loaded up. I'd recommend it.
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Old 03-21-2012, 07:23 PM   #2930
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Ok, I'm going to ask this question against my better judgement. But what oil are you guys running? . I know the manual calls for motorex 10/50. But with the frequency of oil changes and motorex being $20 a lite, I figure there has got to beanother alternative. The 530 is my first 4t KTM so please go easy on me.
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Old 03-21-2012, 07:33 PM   #2931
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Ok, I'm going to ask this question against my better judgement. But what oil are you guys running? . I know the manual calls for motorex 10/50. But with the frequency of oil changes and motorex being $20 a lite, I figure there has got to beanother alternative. The 530 is my first 4t KTM so please go easy on me.
As advised from earlier posts by those much smarter than I...I go with Mobil 1 15/50. The one w/ the checkered flags. Do a search on this thread for "Mobil Oil" and it will pull up more info.
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Old 03-21-2012, 08:28 PM   #2932
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As advised from earlier posts by those much smarter than I...I go with Mobil 1 15/50. The one w/ the checkered flags. Do a search on this thread for "Mobil Oil" and it will pull up more info.
Thanks. The mobil 1 search came back with some info. My previous search did not produce the correct responses. Anyway, from what i gathered -

Motor - Mobil 1 15w-50
Transmission oil choices - mobil 1/castrol racing 4t 15/40, Golden Spectro 20w/50, Rotella 15/40 dino

Does that about cover it?
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Old 03-21-2012, 09:14 PM   #2933
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Ok, I'm going to ask this question against my better judgement. But what oil are you guys running?
Oil questions bring seem to bring about more arguments than Palin vs. Nader. (Their twit vs. our twit).

But that aside, lots of folks run and swear by Rotella T 15W40 (non synthetic) and Rotella T6 5W40 (full synthetic).
  • Yes, it is a diesel oil.
  • Yes, it has a JASO-MA rating (motorcycle application rated, tested compatible with wet clutches).
  • Yes, it has a different viscosity than recommended.
  • Yes, it is still highly regarded as KTM oil.

Rekluse also recommends Rotella T 15W40 exclusively on bikes fitted with their auto clutches...

No doubt many will post that this is incorrect, and that using a 5W40 diesel oil will cause your KTM to explode into a ball of flames, so I encourage you to do some googling on Rotella in motorcycles and draw your own conclusions. (it's what I run...)

I don't think that the current version of Mobil 1 15W50 carries the JASO-MA rating. The only current Mobil 1 oils I know of that carry JASO-MA are Mobil 1 Racing 4T 10W-40 and Mobil 1 V-Twin 20W-50 4-cycle motorcycle oils. Pretty sure in fact that the current Mobil 1 15W50 has friction modifiers in it, NOT what you want in a wet clutch bike.
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Old 03-22-2012, 05:18 AM   #2934
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Oil questions bring seem to bring about more arguments than Palin vs. Nader. (Their twit vs. our twit).

But that aside, lots of folks run and swear by Rotella T 15W40 (non synthetic) and Rotella T6 5W40 (full synthetic).
  • Yes, it is a diesel oil.
  • Yes, it has a JASO-MA rating (motorcycle application rated, tested compatible with wet clutches).
  • Yes, it has a different viscosity than recommended.
  • Yes, it is still highly regarded as KTM oil.

Rekluse also recommends Rotella T 15W40 exclusively on bikes fitted with their auto clutches...

No doubt many will post that this is incorrect, and that using a 5W40 diesel oil will cause your KTM to explode into a ball of flames, so I encourage you to do some googling on Rotella in motorcycles and draw your own conclusions. (it's what I run...)

I don't think that the current version of Mobil 1 15W50 carries the JASO-MA rating. The only current Mobil 1 oils I know of that carry JASO-MA are Mobil 1 Racing 4T 10W-40 and Mobil 1 V-Twin 20W-50 4-cycle motorcycle oils. Pretty sure in fact that the current Mobil 1 15W50 has friction modifiers in it, NOT what you want in a wet clutch bike.
Thanks for the detailed response and not burning me at the stake. The oil question does seem to illicit different responses all over ADV.

Anyway, I'm familiar with Rotella as that's what I ran exclusively in my VFR for 30,000 miles without issue. Good to know I can use it in the transmission for the 530. So it would be safe to assume then that Mobil 1 15w-50 in the motor and Rotella in the transmission?
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Old 03-22-2012, 06:28 AM   #2935
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So it would be safe to assume then that Mobil 1 15w-50 in the motor and Rotella in the transmission?
That's my favourite combo.
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Old 03-22-2012, 01:14 PM   #2936
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I'm using that style on my bike right now for the start/kill, but would much rather have the other.

Familiar looking handlebars, I just put a set on my bike last night.(the 1 1/8" model). Took a test ride today and got pulled over by local police. He thought I was riding an off-road only bike. The second time that has happened.
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Old 03-22-2012, 06:27 PM   #2937
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I just rode a 2012 EXC 500.

The 530 is soooo 2010....
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Old 03-22-2012, 06:57 PM   #2938
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Familiar looking handlebars, I just put a set on my bike last night.(the 1 1/8" model).
Yeah, they're great. We were running the 1 3/8" EXP's on all our bikes, but switched over to the 1 1/8" EXP's since the big bars got discontinued. Plus it's a lot easier mounting steering stabilizers and handguards and all that stuff.
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Old 03-22-2012, 06:58 PM   #2939
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I just rode a 2012 EXC 500.

The 530 is soooo 2010....
Do tell........
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Old 03-22-2012, 07:06 PM   #2940
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Do tell........
Is the trans wide ratio?
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